Animal Quotes

By | 29.04.2022

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. John Muir

The household cat is really a tiger that has underwent three counselling programs. Valeriu Butulescu

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us. WHITNEY MANDEL

Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles M. Schulz

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourselves. Farley Mowat

The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous. Emile Zola

We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow. That’s why we don’t eat animals. Ruby Roth

Dogs never bite me. Just humans. Marilyn Monroe

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Frances Hodgson Burnett

The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them, the sun of their microcosm, that upon which all growth depends, from which all power proceeds. William Harvey

Cats are there to be indulged. That’s their function: to receive the love we never fully gave our parents. Not like dogs. Dogs are there to give us the love and devotion our children will never fully give us. Alex Shakar

Animals are not property or “things” but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support. MARC BEKOFF

Lots of people talk to animals…not very many listen though…that’s the problem. Benjamin Hoff

Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend. Corey Ford


True compassion is showing Kindness towards animals, without expecting anything in return. Paul Oxton

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. A. A. MILNE

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett

All my Best Friends have 4 Legs. Tim Poirier

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. George Orwell, Animal Farm

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. Arthur Schopenhauer

Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal. Sir Winston Churchill

Animals will attack if provoked, to protect their family or just to put food on the table, yet man still hasn’t learned these simple basics of life. Somehow I don’t think we are the intelligent species after all. Anthony T. Hincks

Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us. Animals are so easily overlooked, their interests so easily brushed aside. Whenever we humans enter their world, from our farms to the local animal shelter to the African savanna, we enter as lords of the earth bearing strange powers of terror and mercy alike. MATTHEW SCULLY

Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends. George Bernard Shaw

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human, he wasn’t a dog. Charles M. Schulz

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. Franklin P. Jones

The best friend a man can have is an animal—they are so agreeable, they don’t hate on you and they embrace you without passing any criticism. Shenita Etwaroo

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE


Man is the cruelest animal. Friedrich Nietzsche

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Arthur Schopenhauer

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. Phil Pastoret

Birds will always sing a song for those that they love. Anthony T.Hincks

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

People speak sometimes about the ‘bestial’ cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. Mary Bly

When God becomes glad about our good works, then He sends the cute animals, birds, butterflies etc. near us like a signal to express His happiness! Md. Ziaul Haque

Animals are like people because people are animals. BARBARA T. GATES

People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. George Eliot

If I didn’t have a cat I would be lost. Anthony T. Hincks

“Meow” means “woof” in cat. George Carlin

Never be embarrassed by how much you care about animals and how they’re treated. Stephanie Feldstein

God in his wisdom made the fly, And then forgot to tell us why. Ogden Nash

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. Josh Billings

Once we were happy in our own country and we were seldom hungry, for then the two-leggeds and the four-leggeds lived together like relatives, and there was plenty for them and for us. But the Wasichus came, and they have made little islands for us and other little islands for the four-leggeds, and always these islands are becoming smaller, for around them surges the gnawing flood of the Wasichu; and it is dirty with lies and greed. NICHOLAS BLACK ELK

I love animals, sometimes more than people, because they don’t judge. All they want is love. H.J. Lawson


Size isn’t everything. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine. Bill Vaughan

Elephants will never abandon their friends or family, but man does. I guess that’s what makes us civilized. Anthony T. Hincks

I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human. RACHEL RAY

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston S. Churchill

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. Samuel Butler

If you’re a zebra being chased by a lion, maybe just stop in front of a giant bar code? Guy Endore-Kaiser

Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being. Gary Kowalski

Animals are, like us, endangered species on an endangered planet, and we are the ones who are endangering them, it, and ourselves. They are innocent sufferers in a hell of our making. JEFFREY MOUSSAIEFF MASSON & SUSAN MCCARTHY

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. Mark Twain

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We’ve all done this because we’re so mature. You see a cow on the side of the road, stick your head out the window and go, “Mooooo!”  Like we expect the cow to think, “Hey, there’s another cow, driving that car! How can he afford that? Garry Shandling

Animals are better off than a lot of humans if having soul means being able to feel gratitude, loyalty, and love. Shenita Etwaroo

Most animals are like the unfortunate Gregor Samsa after metamorphosis. They are Kafka-creatures, organisms with rich thoughts and emotions but no system for translating what they think into something that they can express to others. MARC D. HAUSER

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long. Walt Whitman

I admit opening an alligator petting zoo was not the best idea, but I told the kids to be careful so there’s plenty of blame to go around. John Lyon

We have to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Peter Singer

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. JOHN GROGAN

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. Ellen DeGeneres


Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! Theophile Gautier

I take my pet lion to church every Sunday. He has to eat. Marty Pollio

Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world. Enock Maregesi

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise. MILAN KUNDERA

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. Colette

We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. Henry Beston

My friend was attacked by a duck. I yelled “duck!” to warn him, but it just made it worse. Kelkulus

When I got started again, I drove slower and felt smaller. I think it does us all good to get looked at like that now and then by a wild animal. Bailey White

Animals are God’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus men owe them kindness. CATHOLIC CHURCH

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. Mark Twain

A hen is just an egg’s way of making another egg. Weird Science

If I never owned a dog I would be wandering the streets looking for love. Anthony T.Hincks

Our intuitions on animals are incoherent; the same people who condemn branding of cattle may dock the ears and tails of their dogs. The law is of no help–in the eyes of the law animals are property, either private property or community property. The Animal Welfare Act, reflecting irrational social prejudice, does not consider rats, mice, or domestic farm animals to be animals; for the purposes of the act, a dead dog used in research is an animal, a live mouse is not. And traditional moral philosophy is of no help either, since for most of its history it was virtually mute on the subject of our obligations to other creatures. More has been written on this subject, in fact, in the past ten years than in the previous three thousand. RICHARD SHERLOCK & JOHN D. MORREY

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts. Ellen DeGeneres

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Martin Buber

The more excited the rooster gets, the higher his voice goes. He’s got a little bit of a Barney Fife quality to him. Jeff Foxworthy

When it comes to conserving wildlife and the environment, It’s more important to be outspoken than unspoken. Paul Oxton

Four legs good, two legs bad. GEORGE ORWELL

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. Mark Twain


Like it or not, we humans are bound up with our fellows, and with the other plants and animals all over the world. Our lives are intertwined. Carl Sagan

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral. Leo Tolstoy

A cat’s purr and a puppy’s wet nose are just two of the things that make my day enjoyable. Anthony T.Hincks

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. ALICE WALKER

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. Paul McCartney

Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. Michael J

Time spent with cats is never wasted. Sigmund Freud

Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world. Munia Khan

Animals are like autistic savants. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that animals might actually be autistic savants. Animals have special talents normal people don’t, the same way autistic people have special talents normal people don’t; and at least some animals have special forms of genius normal people don’t, the same way some autistic savants have special forms of genius. I think most of the time animal genius probably happens for the same reason autistic genius does: a difference in the brain autistic people share with animals. TEMPLE GRANDIN & CATHERINE JOHNSON

Animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. Kim Shotola


Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. Eddie Izzard

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal. Betty White

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors. JEAN KAZEZ

To me, the only good cage is an empty cage. Lawrence Anthony

The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much. THORNTON WILDER

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s. Mark Twain

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it. Amy Sedaris

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge? Jerry Seinfeld

Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do. Gregory Maguire

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. LEO TOLSTOY

If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am. Charles Yu

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. Kin Hubbard

If you want to see God, simply look into the eyes of an animal. J. Bartell


For an animal person, an animal-less home is no home at all. CLEVELAND AMORY

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. Max Eastman

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles De Gaulle

I feel more human when I compare the cuteness of a lizard to a newborn child’s sweetness. Both are God’s creations filled with precious innocence. Munia Khan

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. Leonardo da Vinci

For decades I have tried to peel back the layers of mystery surrounding many marine creatures, though most have held tightly to their secrets. One animal that keeps me pondering is the shark. Spellbound by these enigmatic animals since I first encountered them in New England, I never tire of watching their special blend of power and grace. Brian Skerry

When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised because in every animal there is a human and in every human, there is an animal! Mehmet Murat ildan

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. MARTIN BUBER

Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them. Elvis Presley

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